Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bellegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The beer Cuvée des Jacobins is unblended old lambic, aged for at least 18 months in (French) oak barrels from the cognac region. These oak barrels are called ’Foeders’ in Dutch. It has a robust character but is beautiful and sophisticated with a full body and overtones of vanilla, dried cherry, stone fruit and cocoa. It is a complex, beautiful sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
acasteel (26) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Excellent sour. Like candied cherries in vanilla Greek yogurt. The bite from the sour is so light you’ll find you’ve sipped this away too fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
330 ml bottle from the lcbo. Pours deep red with a lasting off white head. A stunningly complex and refined sour ale. I’ll be back for more and make additional comments but the is edging toward perfection the more I drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
Brown/reddish shiny pour. Almost no head. Aroma is sour cherrys. Taste is both sour and sweet. Taste is too complex for my humble tongue to comment on, but it’s one of the best sour ales I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2244) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
330 mL bottle. (bb 06 02 15). Clear reddish brown with very little head, which seems to be fairly typical from what I’ve seen. Lots going on in the aroma, especially in terms of fruit flavours. The flavour is a little more reserved, though. Nothing particularly stands out; it’s just very pleasant and drinkable. Well constructed. I dinno. Maybe I just don’t know enough about the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a tulip. The number "01" was printed on the back label, but I don’t know what it means. 3.5 A: Nearly clear burgundy color. Short beige head came and fell quickly. 4.25 S: The nose on this is extemely well balanced. Great mix of fruity, earthy, and sour. Cherry and mixed berry start things off with toasted malts and a rotting wood funkiness not far behind. Acetic and lactic acid in good proportion to the other aromas. 4.5 T: Taste is even better than the nose. Like the nose, the flavor profile is completely balanced to the point of perfection. Sour tinge that gets your attention, but doesn’t block out other flavors. Fruity cherry and berry via lactic acid. Toasty malts with a light caramel sweetness. Rotting wood and basement type funk and oak from the barrel. 4.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation, which falls midway between spritzy and bity. Light pucker on finish. 5.0 D: Easily in my top five most drinkable sours. It’s not the most flavorful, but it is perfectly capable to keeping my taste buds entertained. The beauty of this beer is that I keep wanting more well after I finish my last sip. Serving type: bottle 03-01-2013 02:41:39

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3274) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
Thanks to bart at my home dark red brown colored body with an off white head and a sour fruity aroma a nice sweet fruity sour taste with a sour slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5969) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Great balance here. Nice sour plum and cherry aroma. Finishes sour but abrupt - nice effect at the end. Pours red with decent head and lacing. Soft carbonation. On tap at Blue Monk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (533) - - MAY 20, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark brown/red. Absolutely delicious and on point sour. Excellent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft at Hopleaf. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan soapy head. Really nice looking beer. Aromas of cherries, vanilla and wood. Taste is foremost cherries but there’s a pervading vanilla sweetness with other notes of sweet fruit and a funky woodiness. This beer is incredibly well balanced and has a great finish; bright and sour. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Probably my favorite sour. It tastes like a bunch of sour gummy bears. Probably the most sour beer I’ve had but also one of the best.

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